20 Years of Hibernation & The Return of Autumn Seasonals

Fall is in the air, which means Fresh Hop, Hibernation, Oak Aged Yeti, and Barrel Aged Yeti are making their glorious return to help ease us into the colder weather. Along with rejoicing the return of pumpkin spiced everything, we are also celebrating 20 years of Hibernation! Born in 1995, Hibernation is now available in cans making it the perfect beer to bring with you to the mountains! Crack one open around the campfire before it gets too cold or drink one on the slopes when it does.

Just to make you feel old, here are few other things turning 20 this year:

  • “Waterfalls” by TLC
  • “The Macerena” by Los del Rio
  • Nintendo 64
  • Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio ft. L.V.
  • The DVD
  • Ebay

This year Barrel Aged Yeti and Fresh Hop are making their return with makeovers. Now available in 12oz 4-packs, Fresh Hop is meant to be enjoyed, well, fresh. Barrel Aged Yeti is also coming in hot with a new and improved design, back just in time for the snow to start falling. Get your autumn seasonals while supplies last!

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Hibernation Ale is Colorado’s original strong ale and Great Divide’s celebrated winter tradition since 1995. At 8.7% ABV, this robust, dry-hopped ale has a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile and hearty, warming character. Hibernation is a three-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner and boasts a Ratebeer.com score of 98.

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. Brewed every fall since 2003 with wet, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest, it was one of the first bottled fresh hop beers available in the U.S.. Great Divide tells drinkers, “Don’t age it. Keep it cold. Drink it now. Savoring this delightful pale ale during harvest season ensures that its unparalleled grassy, citrus hop brilliance will remain uncompromised.” At 6.1% ABV with 55 IBUs, Fresh Hop has garnered a score of 98 on Ratebeer.com.

Oak Aged Yeti is Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling. They may be from the same clan, but they have entirely different personalities. Oak aging gives a subtle vanilla character, rounding out Yeti’s intense roastiness and huge hoppy nature. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti? At 9.5% ABV,  it boasts a perfect Ratebeer.com score of 100 and was named one of BeerAdvocate’s 2010 “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth.”

Barrel Aged Yeti: This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for a least 12 months in whiskey barrels.  The spirited aging process produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.  Who says you can’t tame a beast?